I just looked over Entrepreneur.com’s 2012 “Franchise 500” rankings, the 33rd version of their annual list. The rankings of the top franchise companies show which industries are popular with both consumers and investors, and trends in franchising: what types of businesses work well and franchises, and what types are attracting independent business people who want to buy a business. We are once again honored to be ranked in three relevant categories. Edible Arrangements ranked #42 on the Franchise 500 list, and in the top 40 for two significant subcategories: fastest growing (#31) and American’s Top Global Franchises (#39)!
I am especially excited about being named a top global franchise because this year has been one of tremendous international growth for us, with expansion in India, China and Italy. And this global expansion contributed to our “fastest growing” ranking, too – for us they go hand-in-hand. I love bringing this business concept to entrepreneurs around the world, and our fresh fruit
It is truly an honor to be recognized as a top franchise opportunity for people seeking to own their own business and be their own boss, and we congratulate all the other winners. You can check out the rankings at entrepreneur.com/franchise500.